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Re: [O] mis-alignment in org-tables with Tibetan characters

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: [O] mis-alignment in org-tables with Tibetan characters
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2014 11:12:07 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13001 (Ma Gnus v0.10) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Ah yes, this won't work if your font draws characters at variable
widths. I use Chinese a lot, and some Chinese fonts will still create
misalignment, simply because a Chinese character as drawn as 192% the
width of an ascii character. Dunno how to get around that.

On 02/11/14 10:50 AM, Steffan Iverson wrote:
> Thanks Eric - I've used this patch but I doesn't seem to solve the
> problem. I'm working on an earlier suggestion by Michael about the
> unicode type that my Tibetan font is. I very much appreciate all this
> help!
> Steffan
> On Sun, Feb 9, 2014 at 8:09 PM, Eric Abrahamsen <
> address@hidden> wrote:
>     Bastien <address@hidden> writes:
>     > Eric Abrahamsen <address@hidden> writes:
>     >
>     >> I've been using that patch or something like it for nearly a
>     year now,
>     >> with no adverse effects. I'm on the road right now, give me a
>     day and
>     >> I'll take a closer look at what I've got...
>     >
>     > Great -- thanks in advance!  I'll then wait before releasing a
>     new
>     > minor version and merging it into Emacs for Emacs 24.4.
>     >
>     > To other core maintainers: if you see important issues that
>     needs to
>     > be fixed in maint, let me know.
>     Sorry this took a while to get to...
>     I think it was a little simpler than I thought -- at least I hope
>     that's
>     true, and I'm not missing something really obvious. There are two
>     patches attached, a simple one that handles re-justification of
>     table
>     fields during field movement, and another that allows for
>     narrowing of
>     columns with double-width strings. The second patch is uglier,
>     and
>     doesn't work 100% well (you get misalignment if you try to narrow
>     a
>     double-wide to an odd number of single-width characters), but
>     it's
>     better than nothing.
>     Please test!
>     Eric

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